News-Sun endorsements boggle the mind!

October 21, 2010

 As a political junkie and activist, the daily twists and turns of candidates as to where they stand in the polls captures my undivided attention, not unlike a spots fan who daily and enthusiastically follows the ups and downs of their favorite sports team.

One way I keep connected to what I liken to a “soap-opera-drama-of-political-intrigue,” is through the daily reading of several newspapers, including the Lake County News-Sun.  

News-Sun commentaries over the past several months have been calling for reform, transparency, and fiscal responsibility in both the state and federal government.  How can this be so when the News-Sun endorsed Pat Quinn for governor over Bill Brady and recommended to its readers on Tuesday, October 19 that Attorney General Lisa Madigan deserves re-election? 

Regarding Governor Quinn, what about his solution to the current budget problems?  Is borrowing billions more when the state’s credit rating is among the nation’s worst the sane way to go?

Regarding the Madigan team of father and daughter, Governor Quinn is too much of a scaredy-cat governor to stand up to House Speaker Mike Madigan who rules with an iron fist to block proposals that would help Illinois climb out of its financial morass.

Daughter Lisa Madigan, as the state’s chief law enforcement officer, continues to be too busy to investigate and prosecute public corruption.

How can Illinois once again become a power-house of a state, and one that Illinoisans can proudly call home, given your recommendations of retaining in office the same Democrat governor, Democrat legislators, and other elected Democrat office-holders?

Does the News-Sun expect a Democrat metamorphosis to take place? 

I don’t think so.  The status quo will only produce more of the same for Illinois.

Is the News-Sun editorial board incapable of seeing the light at the end of the tunnel because partisanship rules the roost?

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